Service Club cabaret benefits Camp Pendleton kids programs

“Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum!” will be presented by the North Coast Y Service Club, on behalf of Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton Children’s programs, on Sunday Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the newly remodeled Dove Library Auditorium.

The San Diego Junior Theatre — the oldest successful junior theatre program in the U.S. since its start in 1948 — will perform songs from the world of Cabaret, Broadway show tunes and fun classical standards at the event, which benefits the Camp Pendleton Hospital Child Watch program.

The Child Watch program provides short term care for military parents while they take siblings or themselves to the doctor. It serves more than 500 children a month, but funding was cut with the military reduction last year, according to a news release.

“Being able to assist this many of our hardworking junior enlisted military families in this way is a meaningful honor for our club and donors,” said North Coast Y club member Doug Jones. “The performance was sold out — with two encores — last season and this second season has four times the raffle items including an international item.

“It’s a toe-tapping, heart-pounding, fun experience for all ages in a very nice venue.”

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Credit cards are accepted. For more information, or to become a donor or sponsor, send an email to ednagibson@aol.com or call 760-635-0464.

For more on the performers, visit www.juniortheatre.com and to learn about the cause, go to www.camppendletonasymca.org.

— Submitted press release

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